Antioch High School wins $6,000 for robotics

Seems like Metro students really like building robots. From East Nashville to West End and now Antioch - I'd say we're making serious progress in covering all areas of Nashville with first rate robotics. Kicking their new program into gear, Antioch High School is the latest school to enter the fray. The school just won a $6,000 grant from NASA (yes, that NASA) to build a team for the FIRST Robotics Competition!

You might remember the FIRST Competition, where Stratford High School won Best Rookie last year. Antioch High School will soon be joining them, as one of just two grant winners in Tennessee and 213 nationwide.

Now I can't WAIT to see what they build. Stay tuned because we will be following this team's progress.

Engineering programs like this are quickly becoming the norm in Metro Schools. STEM programs overall are on the rise. Just a cursory glance at our blog posts for the last year show dozens of STEM stories and awards.

Talk about good news! Antioch is sure to wow us all. (No pressure.)